Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful time last night, kicking out the old year, and bringing in the new. 🙂 For us, we don't normally do a whole lot. Living away from town or city celebrations is quite within our preferences! We had good food, each other's company, and the entertainment … Continue reading New Year Kitty, and looking ahead
Today we come to the close of what has got to be the most bizarre year we've had in my 5 decades! I think many of us will be very glad to see the hind end of 2020, even though there's no sign that 2021 is going to be much different. [edited for formatting … Continue reading Year End Review: top 10 posts!
As I write this, we have warmed up to -26C/-14.8F, with a wind chill of -30C/-22F It'll keep warming up for the next couple of days, and tomorrow - Christmas Day - is now expected to reach a balmy -5C/23F! When I headed out this morning to tend the critters (I have been skipping most … Continue reading Yeah, I’m a suck for the kitties!
We tried to be creative with the Christmas tree, with so many kittens in the house. The older cats are not as much of a concern, but the little ones are another story! Well, after several days of cat caused disasters, today I came into the dining room to find they'd trashed the tree. For … Continue reading Christmas tree do-over
The Christmas tree is decorated as much as it's going to be, and the base is covered. Theoretically, the cats can still get inside the planter stand near the floor, but now that the stand it stabilized, it should be okay if they do. The tree skirt will hopefully be too "in the way" for … Continue reading Well, it’s up and done!
So with the destructiveness of the cats, we had pretty much decided not to have a tree, but to decorate in other ways, instead. But I still wanted a tree. This morning, I went ahead and started working on it. I ended up screwing small cup hooks into a wall and a shelf, then used … Continue reading I went for it!
I've already posted photos of dehydrating orange slices and using them to make decorations for Christmas this year. I will post more on those in a moment. The other experiment I tried was to make a baking soda and cornstarch dough (which I wrote about here), which was supposed to be good to roll out … Continue reading This year’s decorations; what’s working, and what isn’t!
Today, I finally started working on the Christmas decorations I was planning to make with the dehydrated orange slices I'd prepared earlier. Of course, things didn't work out to plan! 😀 Do they ever? 😉 I was going to use cinnamon sticks, plus some little decorations I'd saved from Christmas crackers over the years - … Continue reading This year’s decorations, in the works
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Leyendecker is undisturbed by human regulations and restrictions! 😀 Normally, our tree would have already been decorated, and the Advent wreath, with its candles, set up. It doesn't look like we'll be able to have a tree this year. The cats just seem to wait until we're not … Continue reading This is going to be an odd Christmas
Lats this morning I headed over to my mother's place with a turkey dinner to have lunch with her. On the way out, I spotted three sets of ears in the window of the cat shelter. Tiny sets of years belonging to the little kittens! I didn't dare go closer for a picture, though, because … Continue reading Thanksgiving lunch, mulch experiment and outside kitten progress